WESTMINSTER — Carroll County General Hospital has initiated a number of organizational changes in response to growth in services, programs and facilities, it announced recently.
Changes include senior management promotions and restructuring, and the creation of new middle management positions.
Charles R. Graf, executive vice president at CCGH since 1974, waspromoted to the position of president of Carroll County Health Services Inc., the parent company of the three subsidiaries that include the hospital, Carroll County Med-Services Inc., and Carroll County General Hospital Foundation. Filling the executive vice president position at Carroll County General Hospital is John Sernulka, formerly the hospital's senior vice president.
"These changes will allow me to focus more attention on the Foundation activities, joint ventures, and strategic direction at the corporate level," Graf said.
"These are exciting times for the hospital and our new organizational structure is a reflection of how far we've come as an organization."
Other changes among senior-level managers include the redistribution of responsibilities for hospital departments and programs among Dale Middleton, vice president; Deanna Dell, vice president for patient services (formerly vice president of nursing); Kevin Kelbly, vice presidentfor finance; and Linda Harder, vice president of planning and marketing. In addition to their hospital responsibilities, Middleton, Dell and Kelbly have corporate-level management responsibilities for Carroll County Med-Services Inc. activities and joint ventures, such as the Carroll County Center for Pain Management, Carroll County Dialysis Facility and Med-Care partnership, among others.
Additionally, several assistant vice president positions have been created to support the increasing demands resulting from overall growth of the hospital.Dennis Kephart has been promoted to the new position of assistant vice president for support services. Employed at CCGH since 1968, Kephart most recently served in the role of director of building services.
Dyana Young has been appointed assistant vice president for telecommunications and information systems. Young comes from Norfolk, Va.,where she served as director of information services at DePaul Medical Center. Two other newly created positions, assistant vice president of quality assurance and risk management, and assistant vice president of ancillary and general services, are in the process of being filled.